Honesty-Humility in contemporary students: manipulations of self-image by inflated IQ estimations
2014 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, E-ISSN 1558-691X, Vol. 115, no 1, 311-325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Summary.—The HEXACO model offers a complement to the Big-Five model, including a sixth factor, Honesty-Humility, and its four facets (Sincerity, Fairness, Greed-avoidance and Modesty). The four facets of Honesty-Humility and three indicators of intelligence (one performance-based cognitive ability test, one self-estimated academic potential, and one self-report of previous IQ test results) were assessed in students entering higher education (N = 187). A significant negative correlation was observed between Honesty-Humility and self-reported intelligence (r = –.37), most evident in the Modesty facet. These results may be interpreted as tendencies of exaggeration, using a theoretical frame of psychological image-management, concluding that the Honesty-Humility trait captures students’ self-ambitions, particularly within the context of an individualistic, competitive culture such as Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ammons Scientific Ltd , 2014. Vol. 115, no 1, 311-325 p.
Honesty-Humility, intelligence, IQ, Big Five
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject Humanities and Social sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9689DOI: 10.2466/17.04.PR0.115c13z8ISI: 000341522100024PubMedID: 25153965ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906773032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9689DiVA: diva2:735159